January TV Preview – Streaming (Dear Streaming Sites, Please Put Your Stupid Trailers on YouTube)

I’m not crazy. These things all premiere this month. Shouldn’t you have at least a semblance of a trailer, Disney+? Also…Star Trek. We know what the basic plot of Picard is because you’ve released two trailers. You can give us a better logline.

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Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Isa Briones, Alison Pill, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora

Premieres January 23rd


Little America

Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, the show will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America, when they’re more relevant now than ever.

Starring: Harvey Guillén, Jamie Gore Pawlik, Conphidance, Eshan Inamdar, Suraj Sharma

Quick Impressions:  Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are writers and producers on this so if I ever get Apple+, I’ll watch it right after Dickinson.

Premieres January 17th


Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer

After years of silence, Ted Bundy’s long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall, her daughter Molly, and other survivors come forward for the first time in a docuseries that reframes Bundy’s crimes from a female perspective. The series reveals how Bundy’s pathological hatred of women collided with the culture wars and feminist movement of the 1970s in one of the most infamous crime stories of our time.

Premieres January 31st


Diary of a Future President

Told using the narration of 12-year-old Cuban American girl Elena’s diary, this new family comedy follows her journey through the ups and downs of middle school, which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States.

Starring: Tess Romero, Charlie Bushnell, Selenis Leyva, Michael Weaver, Gina Rodriguez

Premieres January 17th



When CIA officer Eva Geller uncovers information about a man gaining international attention through acts of public disruption, she begins an investigation into his origins. As he continues to cultivate followers who allege he’s performing miracles, the global media become increasingly beguiled by this charismatic figure. Geller must race to unravel the mystery of whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order.

Starring: Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, Tomer Sisley, John Ortiz, Stefania LaVie Owen, Sayyid El Alami, Jane Adams, Melinda Page Hamilton, Wil Traval, Fares Landoulsi, Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges

Quick Thoughts: I was kind of interested until I found out that this was from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Do those Cancelo Netflix people know that this is from people who made The Bible? The miniseries, not the actual…nvm

Premiered January 1st

The Circle

In The Circle you never know who you’re playing against as contestants bond, flirt, and plot, all in an effort to earn clout exclusively through a unique social media platform. Everyone’s competing to gain influence and avoid getting voted out. But who’s for real and who’s a catfish? With $100k on the line, what would you do – and who would you be – to win?

Premiered January 1

Spinning Out

The series follows Kat Baker, a talented, up-and-coming elite figure skater who’s ready to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. However, when she’s presented a second chance as a pair skater, she seizes the opportunity to continue her career and pairs up with talent pair skater and resident bad boy Justin. She soon realizes that in order to chase her skating dreams, she’ll have to overcome fractured family relationships, a rocky partnership, and personal demons that threaten to derail everything she’s worked for.

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Evan Roderick, January Jones, Willow Shields, Amanda Zhou, Will Kemp, Svetlana Efremova, Mitchell Edwards, Sarah Wright Olsen, David James Elliott, Johnny Weir, Kaitlyn Leeb and Jonathan Van Ness

Quick Impressions: Dark. The. Cutting. Edge. I have been waiting for you.

Premiered January 1st


From the creators of Sherlock comes a brand new take on the most famous vampire of them all: the magnificent, brooding, deliciously deadly Count Dracula…

Starring: Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour, Clive Russell, Lyndsey Marshal, Chanel Cresswell, Matthew Beard, Lydia West, Sarah Niles, Natasha Radski

Premieres January 3rd


From the team behind Last Chance U, the series follows the competitive cheerleaders of Navarro College in Corsicana, TX. Led by Monica Aldama, the small junior college has won 14 National Championships since 2000. The stakes on the mat are high, but for these athletes, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the team members themselves. Over the course of six episodes, viewers will join the Navarro College cheerleaders as they face injuries, sacrifice, personal setbacks and triumphs, all leading up to one nail-biting and adrenaline pumping final competition at the National Championship.

Premieres January 8th

Medical Police

From the inimitable team behind Childrens HospitalMedical Police follows two American physicians stationed at a pediatric hospital in São Paulo, Brazil who unwittingly discover a civilization-threatening virus. They’re soon recruited as secret government agents and find themselves in a race against time to find a cure, all the while uncovering a dark conspiracy at the center of the outbreak.

Starring: Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Malin Akerman

Premieres January 10th

AJ & The Queen

The show follows Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990’s R/V with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits, one tall, one small, travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better.

Starring: RuPaul, Izzy G., Michael-Leon Wooley, Josh Segarra, Tia Carrere, Katerina Tannenbaum

Quick Impressions: I’m excited for this, especially since so many Ru Girls have cameos in this. However…Michael Patrick King has co-creator status on this and his work tends to be very hit or miss. Is this going to be a The Comeback or a 2 Broke Girls? I hope this is good but I also remember when what happened at the TCAs that one time.

Premieres January 10th


The eight episode psychological horror series enters the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam where best friends Rosa and Jacob surrender to a world of wealth and power. But slowly they start to realize they’ve entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands’ past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price.

Starring: Jade Olieberg, Tobias Kersloot, Lisa Smit

Premieres January 17th


The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Some might say we’re headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time…

Starring: David Stakson, Jonas Strand Gravli, Herman Tømmeraas, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Emma Bones

Premieres January 31st